January 5, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 1

Data and Technology Lead to Change in Executive Suites

The large traditional educational publishers have been staking outposts (or headquarters) in urban innovation areas to tap a new recruiting pool and to help cloak themselves the aura ...

Scholastic Counts on Expanded Literacy Offerings

Immediately after selling its technology division and ground-breaking reading intervention product to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston) in May 2015, Scholastic (New York) began ...

Grand Canyon U Looks to Future as a Non-Profit

Two years after getting turned down in a bid to return Grand Canyon University to non-profit status, GCU operator Grand Canyon Education (Phoenix) is reapplying to return the ...

Texas CTE Adoption Sales Spelled Growth at Goodheart-Willcox

Revenue at Goodheart-Willcox (Tinley Park, IL) shot up 87.6% to $13.8 million in the company’s fiscal second quarter, ended Oct. 31, and rose 100.6% to $31.5 million in the six-month ...

In Competitive Used-Book Market, Nebraska Book Revenue Falls

Revenue at Nebraska Book Co. (Lincoln, NE) declined 14.8% to $30 million in the company’s fiscal second quarter and was down 14.5% to $46.3 million in the six-month period, ended ...

Online Drives Revenue Growth at Lingo Media

Three months after announcing a planned merger, English-language learning solutions provider Lingo Media (Toronto, Canada) and mobile college marketplace developer Kickwheel (San ...

People Briefs 1/5/2018

Cambium Learning Group (Dallas) in late December named Patrick Marcotte president of its Learning A-Z business unit, which offers literacy-focused technology-enabled learning resources ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions 1/5/2018

McGraw-Hill Education (New York) and online English platform provider DaDaABC (Shanghai) in December teamed up to provide a one-on-on English-language training program for children age ...

Financial Briefs 1/5/2018

Ed-tech startup and online problem-based assessment developer Authess (Boston) in December raised $516,000 in a funding round with a target of just over $1 million. According to the ...

News Briefs 1/5/2018

ACT (Iowa City, IA) in December updated its ACT WorkKeys Curriculum with new courses on a new platform powered by learning platform provider BenchPrep (Chicago). New courses offered on ...

In the Schools 1/5/2018

The Mansfield (MA) school district in fall 2018 will begin a two-year implementation of reading/language arts programs in its two elementary schools, spending $139,000 on the new ...

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